Erica Werner and David Espo, Associated Press | posted Jun 20th - 1:23am
White House-backed immigration legislation is gaining momentum in the Senate, where key lawmakers say they are closing in on a bipartisan compromise to spend tens of billions of dollars stiffening the bill's border security requirements without delaying legalization for millions living in the country unlawfully.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | posted Jun 20th - 1:21am
The House will vote Thursday on whether to cut federally-subsidized crop insurance that helps farmers when they lose crops or revenue.
Laurie Kellman, Associated Press | posted Jun 20th - 1:18am
The immigration protesters advanced on the news conference, poking signs that read "Do Not Reward Criminals" and "No Amnesty!" over the heads of Republicans who had just finished speaking about finding a civilized tone in the year's most difficult debate.
Philip Elliott, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 5:17pm
Students applying for financial aid for the coming school year could find some comfort in a bipartisan student loan compromise taking shape in the Senate that would prevent interest rates from doubling and set a single rate each year for undergraduate students, rich or poor.
Donna Cassata, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 4:05pm
The force-feeding of terror suspects at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, runs counter to international standards, medical ethics and the practices at American prisons, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday in pressing the Pentagon to establish a more humane treatment.
Valerie Bonk, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 3:50pm
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday used a tribute to 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass to renew the call for equal voting rights for people who live in the nation's capital.
Philip Elliott, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 12:46pm
House Republicans on Wednesday finished their rewrite of GOP President George W. Bush's prized No Child Left Behind Act, sending to their colleagues a bill that would strip Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors of power and give more authority to the states.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 12:29pm
House Republicans are pushing to eliminate money for high-speed rail and a popular grant program for transportation projects.
Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 10:15am
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she now supports gay marriage, becoming the third Senate Republican to do so.
Charles Babington, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 1:21am
Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wider national audience: Not so fast.
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